Deep freeze means folks should take, look out for those in need of help

With an artic deep freeze expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Chester County residents are being cautioned to take care and be on the lookout for homeless folks and those who may need assistance. The overnight temperature is expected to approach 0 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds chills expected to around -15 in the overnight period, according to the National Weather Service. While less drastic...

Homeless man’s death offers somber reminder

After accepting help, 47-year-old opts to return to troubled lifestyle By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The sign doesn’t deter the homeless from setting up encampments in areas that are difficult to access but offer some protection from the elements. A week ago, a homeless man who ultimately rejected efforts to help him succumbed to chronic alcoholism in Kennett Township, according...

Progress seen in plan to end homelessness

County officials applaud collaborative Decades to Doorways initiative By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (right) discusses the Decades to Doorways initiative, with its administrator, Michael Hackman. For nearly 10 years, 77-year-old Pedro lived in the Kennett Square shadows: hidden in a ramshackle, makeshift structure he called home. Twenty...